Friday, March 28, 2014

Salmon and Rice

Last night I cooked Salmon with rice including spicy cajun sauce and olive oil. I used a fair amount of olive oil in the pan and was liberal with the cajun spice both below and above on the fish, also when peeled and switched. 

Salmon in the frying pan 
At a certain point the skin is easy to just peel off. If you try to peel it at any time during cooking and it's being stubborn, come back in a few minutes. The fish will peel easily and then you can flip it for a few more minutes of finishing. 

Salmon with cajun spice and vinegar (not used in dish)

Rice with cajun spice

It helps to keep some vegetable and olive oil on hand. Always season the pan for about 10 minutes before cooking. 

After this I added tomatoes and green chilis and brought it back to a boil. At that point I brought it to a 20 minute simmer and added more cajun. Salmon and rice all done. Next time I will take more pictures of the finished product and share it again. 

Happy Friday - Digital Cactus and Moon

Here is the weekend, and I wish a happy Friday to all.  Something for you to enjoy while I'm waiting for my video to encode. Unfortunately I'm recovering from an injury. Yay, always fun when something creeps up midweek out of the blue. Still staying creative with the music and finishing up projects. I have a new video that I'll post later today once it's done encoding. 

I'll start by sharing a digital painting water color, mixed with a tiny bit of oils. I can't remember from months ago yet I believe it's called Digital Cactus.

Digital Cactus - watercolor mixed with oils 
 Lately I've been blocking in my compositions with a drafting pencil and it's yielded better results. Enjoy your spring weekend in 2014 and shouts.

Glow Moon 19

I've tried all sorts of different things with the Glow Moon series. Here is another variation. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mid week round up

Glow Moons 

It's impossible to know where this idea came from originally. I started with a stretched nurb and some polygon smoothed cylinders. After that I duplicated some forms. The real fun for me is in the textures which constantly seem to be changing with each composition. 

Glow Moon

I truly enjoy the experience making glow moon comps and enjoy sharing them.

Tunes: this week was fun, enjoyed sharing the new music from +Sodacon 

I also had the chance to finish a new track for the Moment by Momenty project called Weekend

Glow Moon 17 Painted 3d Render

Had a tiny bit of free time and put some energy into Glow Moon 18. I'm starting to think of it as more of an island, and it goes through it's seasonal changes. A painted 3d render.

Glow Moon 17 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

New Glow Moon Design

Newly designed Glow Moon

This morning I found a new render of Glow Moon. Adjusted color and shadow and here is the result. The middle section gave a surprising effect, with the slope side of the mountain with a dark to light spectrum of blue.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Iris Art March 23rd Sunday Shout

Purple Iris Digital Painting
Spring time is here again and I look forward to getting outside and seeing all the purdy flowers. I also can't wait to break out a few gardening tools and try my hand at planting some vegetables. Sending out a shout today. I've included a few digital paintings of iris's in my yard. These were the ones that I shared with +The American Iris Society. I'm looking forward to this years paintings. 
Red Iris

Purple Iris Digital Painting yellow backdrop

This last one isn't an iris yet I figured I'd add it for effect. I have additional techniques I can
try for this years spring paintings and I look forward to posting them.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

New song

New music - space rock

Friday, March 21, 2014

Dawn of the Return - New Space Rock

For today I've switched the blog over to +Sodacon to write about the latest recording from earlier
today, one I've put a  working title "Dawn at the Lighthouse".  A strange title yet a very nice track and one that I'm excited to share with fellow space rockers. I've posted a quick screenshot. As for the audio I promise I won't delay and will share it soon.

I just barely came across this erratic motion sound in the library, I may use it or I'll switch to another preset that is subtle. The track is mostly comprised of guitar, bass, vocals and drums.

For awhile I couldn't even remember that I had started this track, and then one day it was in my head humming along. I figured I may as well explore it, and I've glad that I did. We'll see how it goes yet a possible video as well. No matter what always on the space rock accelerator. A shout and keep on rockin on. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Digital Paint and Fantasy Characters

Orange world 

When I jam I like to start with a nice mellow riff or beat. Hit the red button to record and see what kind of magic unfolds. Same goes when drawing or painting. I throw something down on pencil and then it turns into something I can use as an under painting. Time will tell if I'll use these characters for  future renders yet it's still nice to sketch things out naturally. 

The one below is a sketch called Train Guy. I've got a color version done yet so far I like the black and white block in better.I may adjust this later and add more to it.


This is the Necromancer. Delving around in fantasy art. As I was blocking him in I wasn't sure about his back being turned yet it worked well and I like the vast sea of blue behind him. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Glow Moon Series


   Happy St. Patricks Day! I started working on this thing called the Glow Moon series recently and posted them to +Sodacon . Different renders of a mountainous structure, a moon and some landmarks mixed with digital painted backgrounds. Made for a very fun series. It seems as though a few projects are coming together at the right time. It's nice on the somewhat rare occasions that it happens. I have additional plans for these in the near future.

Glow Moon


Friday, March 14, 2014

A New Beginning

A New Beginning 

Back for more friends it's great to see you again. A blog post how nice. The thoughts roll out of my mind and onto the electronic page. Quite a lot has happened since I last worked on the Empirical Paper app. Finished more classes and am back working at my own thing. Re-designed the Sodacon web site and it's now launched, both albums are nearly done. Looking forward to their completion and release in the next few months and then on to new projects.

Thanks for visiting me and listening to my thoughts this morning. I'll be sharing this blog on my new site as well as posting these to the +. Rock on always.